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Christine Fitzherbert

Christine Fitzherbert is currently the Chair of ANZACATA. In her professional role, she is CEO/General Manager of St Kilda Police Citizens & Youth Club (PCYC). Christine is also the principle of Fitzherbert & Associates Consulting with significant expertise is in governance, business and financial management, people and change management both cultural and Organisational change. Christine has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors as well as over 20 years’ experience in the health sector having previously held the position of Executive Director Human Resources and Organisational Development at Melbourne Health (Royal Melbourne Hospital), Prior to that Christine was the Executive Director of Human Resources for Southern Health now Monash Health. Her university experience covers several years in the university sector as Director of the Human Resources Management group, and Director Workplace Reform at RMIT University, as well as a having previously been a sessional senior lecturer in politics. at Monash University.

Joanna To, AThR, REAT, MExpArtsTh, MBA, MA

Joanna, founder of Arts for Change, is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, MARI® practitioner,  Certified Zentangle Teacher and Pastel-Nagomi Art Teacher. Prior to establishing Arts for Change, she had been a Marketing and Communications professional with Fortune 500 companies. She is passionate in integrating Chinese arts and mindfulness practices under the domain of expressive arts therapy. She has worked with different populations in local and international schools, Corporations, NGOs, youth centres and elderly homes. She would love to promote Expressive Arts Therapy to the general public in cultivating personal growth and holistic health.

Tania Blomfield, AThR, MAAT (Clinical)

Tania Blomfield is the founder of choose2change, and is a professional member of ANZACATA and a creative arts therapist.  Tania lives in Kerikeri, in the Far North of New Zealand, and her current practice consists primarily of providing psychological assessments for survivors of sexual abuse throughout New Zealand. Prior to that, she worked as a creative arts therapist in private practice .  Tania was actively involved in getting ACC to recognise arts therapy as a credible modality for working with trauma.  Before going into private practice, Tania also worked in management roles for NGO’s and was involved for a number of years with both Lifeline and Victim Support in Auckland, in a variety of roles, including phone counselling, training and volunteer management at Lifeline, and Family Violence, Homicide, Suicide and other sudden deaths at Victim Support. Tania was also on the Board of Te Ohaaki A Hine National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together, and was chair of the Tauiwi (non-Maori) Caucus in the organisation. Tania also has qualifications in business, management and accounting.

Theresa Van Lith, Ph.D., ATR-BC, AThR

Dr. Van Lith is an Associate Professor and Course Coordinator at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Australia. Before this she was Associate Professor and Clinical Coordinator at Florida State University. Her research interests began in the area of art therapy practices in mental health recovery. Upon moving to the United States, Dr. Van Lith quickly expanded her interests on art therapy evaluation methods and research approaches across multiple populations. Consequently, she has been the Principal Investigator on several research projects including group art therapy for children with ASD, early intervention art therapy with Latinx farmworker children, as well as mindfulness-based art therapy and technology-assisted approaches to dealing with anxiety and stress with university students. She continues to play an active role in the American Art Therapy Association including as co-editor of the highly regarded professional academic journal. Dr. Van Lith has been the recipient of numerous awards including the American Art Therapy Association Seed Grant (2021); National Endowment for the Arts Research Award (2020); Department of Art Education Faculty Teaching Award (2019); the Rawley Silver Research Award from the American Art Therapy Association (2017); and the Transformation Through Teaching Award from Florida State University - Spiritual Life Project (2016).

Supreet Chadha AThR

'Founder and director of Kikkli Expressive Therapies, Supreet Chadha is a registered creative arts therapist. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand and works with people across the country, including Australia and India. She has worked with different populations in local and international organizations spanning across schools, prisons, rehabilitation centres, NGOs and clinics. She is active in promoting Expressive Arts Therapy to the general public via social media, workshops and educational training.'

If you would like to contact the Board, please email ANZACATA's Executive Officer.

Last updated: 3 April 2023

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